A&P Rumored 24-120 F4 Fx with VR

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  1. Heinzanova

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    So Nikon is rumored to be releasing another F4 lens (trend?) that is going to be targeted at Fx with a 24-120mm focal range with VR.

    So I am wondering think F4 will be nikons new trend this year? Since it seems Canon has F4 and F2.8 of all of it's lenses. I wonder how could of subject isolation you can get with the F4 lens (I know it depends on element design also). I remembered some of my consumer level lenses were 3.5-xx and were never really that good at subject isolation at 3.5 or 4 but I know my 70-200 still does well at F4.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I dont like it but from a business standpoint theyll def. get more revenue. People who can't afford the 2.8s will opt for those. That and the fact that high ISO bodies can still use f4 at decent shutter speeds prob. helps sales.
     
  3. Heinzanova

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    Wish they made 24-120 in 2.8 with VR

    I would pay like 3500 for that shit.

    Fucking solid walk around lens, would pretty much put all the other lenses out of commission :'( so naturally they wont make it
     
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    18-200 f2.8 VRII would be magically
     
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    fixed
     
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    Your 70-200 does well with subject isolation because of the focal length. The depth of field difference between f/2.8 and f/4 is about 50%. Now you also have to understand that DOF at longer lengths is already short. At 200mm and f/2.8 you have something like .5ft of DOF @ 20ft away. f/4 makes that something like .75ft. At those focal lengths it isnt a big deal. At the shorter focal lengths though, where DOF is a larger number, the extra 50% will be much more readily apparent.

    Of course all this being said, you dont have to shoot everything wide open with a blurred background...
     
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    :uh:

    where's my 35mm f/1.4 :mad:
     
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    A 24-120 2.8 would be fucking enormous
     
  9. Heinzanova

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    no but I like too :)

    Or at least in a walk around I would like more of an option for this. Oh well. 24-70 will probably end up staying around.
     
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    More power to you then. If that is the shooting style youre looking for, I dont think this lens would provide it in the 24-70ish range. I had a 24-105 when I was with Canon and I liked it well enough. I never wished I had the 24-70 instead of it. If this actually comes true, it probably is a lens I would get because of how versatile, for me, it would be.
     
  11. MSIGuy

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    I'll be glad if this comes out. Nikon needs a lens that competes with the 24-105L. I'm sure they'll sell a shit ton of them.
     

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